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completely change the profile of california politics. we sit down with former mayor willie brown and talk to him about all of this political money spending. does it really make a difference? and mayor is talking about should it be drained or not? >> also, the latest on superstars andy. we start with developing news in urban california. >> that's right. a strike against the supermarket chain. >> contracts with union members. there was a deadline of midnight her to the united food and commercial workers union has started picketing outside of grocery stores. the two sides have been arguing over a wage freeze and end the suffering of his on sunday and change in medical benefits for 7000 workers. >> it affects my livelihood. it affects my family. i have two daughters i'm trying to put through school. >> they need to come to some kind of an agreement. both sides can lose. >> they offered to extend an old contract for three days so they could keep talking about it, but union negotiators called that a symbol delaying tactics. the supermarket chain says it needs to cut costs because of weak econom
will be out of a job, including nearly 150 here in the bay area, plus elsewhere in the state of california. what does the demise of the maker of twinkies tell us about branding versus marketing, labor versus management? joining us is a global marketing professor at saint mary's college. thank you for joining us. the first question i have, we saw in the news reports everybody spinning this. how much was management and how much was labor demands that management couldn't meet. >> thanks for having me. this is a combination of all things. in terms of the bakery products, demand has been growing slowly over the past few years, but hostess hasn't been able to come out with the kind of products that we want to buy. in particular, the kind of breads they make, their demand has been declining in the last few years. >> so was it no longer profitable for them to make it because americans weren't buying it enough, or was it not profitable enough for them, so people thought they would invest elsewhere or labor rules? >> they have been losing money for several years. hostess was this bankruptcy from 200
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